The National Trust, through its Ipswich Branch and in partnership with the owners of three Great Houses, is very proud to help open the doors to just a few of the outstanding heritage residences.
Three privately owned heritage homes will open to the public. Free entry to National Trust members and students and $5 per person per property for other visitors. Children and students are free. There are no bookings. The houses will be open 10am to 3pm.
The Trust’s Ipswich Branch has organised the opening of three more fabulous houses to the public. This open day is a fantastic opportunity to see these private residences that might otherwise be appreciated by only a few. T
Great Houses of Ipswich hopes to provide recognition and support for the great owners who care for these places and make them available to the public.
The National Trust, through the Great Houses of Ipswich project, hopes to widely promote Ipswich and its heritage, and strengthen the relationship Queenslanders have with their past.
The National Trust acknowledges the support of Ipswich City Council in presenting the Great Houses of Ipswich in 2016.
Bellevue Homestead, Coominya Connection Rd near Bris Valley Hwy, Coominya
Dating back to the 1870s, Bellevue Homestead is a living reminder of the early days of Queensland settlement when large sheep and cattle properties dominated the pastoral scene.
Gooloowan, 43 Quarry Street, Ipswich
A substantial two-storey Victorian mansion, Gooloowan stands in landscaped gardens and was built c1864 for the founding partner of a major department store in Ipswich, Benjamin Cribb, and his second wife Clarissa.
Notnel, 6 Burnett Street, West Ipswich
Notnel, built c1863, is one of Ipswich’s earliest brick houses. A private residence with extensive early fabric and an intriguing dormered attic, Notnel is set in a large garden that includes mature trees and a well.
Images: Notnel, courtesy of Ray White and Open2View